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Rep. Zeldin Statement Condemning Violence in Charlottesville, VA

August 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), who is currently away this weekend on Army Reserve Duty, released the following statement in response to today’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“I am closely following the protests that turned violent today in Charlottesville. These violent acts inspired by deep hatred are disgusting, un-American, and unwelcome in our great nation. Differences will always exist and it is ok to disagree in America, but the violence taking place today in Charlottesville is absolutely not the right way to disagree with each other. We can and must do more to unite as a nation. There must be zero tolerance whatsoever for the extremes that try to tear us all apart. Patriotic Americans of all walks of life must come together and bridge those divides for the sake of our country and our people.”